All Entries Must Be Submitted Online

To submit an entry, you must first register with the CMAs.  Complete one entry form for each project you are submitting.  Select the category that you are submitting your project to. Duplicate the entry form to submit a project into multiple categories.

How To Prep Your Entries

Print Materials are Required for category names that indicate PRINT.
Use the information below to prepare your entries so that each judge has all the necessary items.

For Print Categories:

  • Complete the online entry form.
    • Submit an explanation of the strategy, audience, goals and performance in a summary
    • Provide all URLs and files necessary to complete your entry.
  • Mail three (3) identical samples of your print materials for each Print category the project is submitted into.
    • You will receive a confirmation email for your entry. You must print the confirmation email and attach a copy of the confirmation to the back of each sample.
    • Entries are considered PENDING until all samples are received.
  • Send Print Materials To: Content Marketing Awards • 17040 Amber Drive • Cleveland, OH, USA 44111

For All Other Categories:

  • Complete the online entry form.
    • Submit an explanation of the strategy, audience, goals and performance in a summary
    • Provide all URLs and files necessary to complete your entry.
  • If your entry includes Print Materials, mail three (3) identical item samples for each category the project is submitted into.
    • You will receive a confirmation email for your entry. You must print the confirmation email and attach a copy of the confirmation to the back of each sample.
    • Entries are considered PENDING until all samples are received.
  • Send Entry Samples To: Content Marketing Awards • 17040 Amber Drive • Cleveland, OH, USA 44111
  • Do Not submit Print Materials, if a Digital version of the materials have been submitted.

 

Entry Rules

 

Eligibility

The awards program is open to all agencies, companies, organizations and institutions involved in producing content marketing, in print or digital form, for internal or external audiences—but not those created by Content Marketing Institute or any Content Marketing Awards sponsors. To be eligible for a Content Marketing Award, an entry must have been produced in calendar year 2016. Entries may originate from any country.

 

Choosing Categories

Entrants may submit their project in one or multiple categories. There is a fee for each category entered.  If you are unsure of which category to enter, please call 1-888-554-2014 or email awards@contentinstitute.com and an awards representative will assist you.

 

Judging Procedure

Judges are chosen on the basis of their experience in the field of content marketing and their ability to fairly evaluate the entries. Each entry will be judged on how well it fulfills its goal or mission and on the quality of the product, including editorial and design.

 

Entry Fees

Early bird entrants pay $195 per entry. Any project submitted after March 10, 2017, pay $225 per entry. If submitted after April 21, 2017, entries will require the late entry fee of $275 per entry. The Late Entry deadline is April 28, 2017, entries will close at 11:00 pm EDT.

 

Agency of the Year

If you would like to be considered for the Content Marketing Awards Agency of the Year, or would like to nominate an agency for this award, there will be an additional $250 entry fee. A follow-up Agency of the Year form will be emailed to the agency contact that you provide with the nomination.

 

Payments

Entries are considered Pending until payment is made in full.

Online Credit Card Payment • Preferred Payment Option:
Select Pay by Credit Card on the Payment screen and submit your payment.

Pay by Check/Money Order:
Your entries are considered Pending, and are not eligible for judging, until payment is received.
→ You will be notified by email once payment is received.
Check/Money Order must be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank.
Make checks payable to: Content Marketing Awards
→ You may send one payment for multiple entries.
→ Include all Invoice numbers on the Memo line of the check.
Send Check/Money Order To: Content Marketing Awards • 17040 Amber Drive • Cleveland, OH, USA 44111

ACH/Wire Payments:
Your entries are considered Pending, and are not eligible for judging, until payment is received.
→ You will be notified by email once payment is received.
Please call 1-888-554-2014 or email awards@contentinstitute.com to receive wire transfer account information.
→ You may send one payment for multiple entries.

 

Refunds

No refunds will be made after the April 21, 2017 entry deadline.

 

Return of Materials

All entries submitted to the awards program become the property of the Content Marketing Awards and may be used for promotional purposes. Entries will not be returned. Do not send original artwork.

 

Deadline

All entries must be submitted by April 28, 2017. Shipping by UPS, FedEx and other parcel services must also carry the same date.

 

Shipping

Mailing/shipping costs and handling fees are at the entrant’s expense. Send entry materials along with entry forms and fees.
International Entries – We suggest you send your material either by airmail or a courier service that will deliver directly to our office. To expedite your package through customs, please affix a label or use bold lettering to mark the outside of the package with “Contest Material. No Commercial Value.”